Do you remember those school Valentines Day parties? Remember the cookies or cupcakes that would be frosted in pink, red, & white with sprinkles? We always had Valentine punch too. I think that is where I first learned to love punch of any kind. One of my kind commentors, Michelle from Rose Petals and Blooms remembers making beautiful Valentine boxes out of shoe boxes. This caused me to think back & remember even more.
I remember the sweet Valentines that I would work on before the big day. They always came in a plastic covered box which would be full of beautiful sweet Valentines. I always worked so hard to find just the right Valentine for each student in my class. I always saved my very favorite ones for my closest friends & for the teacher. The Valentines below are vintage ones that I found at a garage sale for 50 cents each. They are dated in the 1920's . I believe they were addressed to a teacher.
This one had a sweet surprise when you opened it up. It opened to reveal the pink ball below and popped up like those pop up books that I so loved as a child.
This little beauty is not in perfect condition, but I don't expect perfection. Charm for me is far more important. Sometimes imperfections give vintage items the very charm I look for.
This sweet girl has movable eyes that exchange the expression on her face a bit and her arms move giving the impression that she is reading. I just love the Valentines that have movable parts. I think she is missing part of her bow from her head. Maybe one of those little boys pulled it.
This little sweetie has a fan that is movable.
This precious little boy has an arm that drops the heart valentine into the book to be pressed.